Former NASDAQ International President Among Execs Launching Firm to Access Global Markets

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World Trade Center Dulles Airport Capital Partners will provide partnership for identifying expansion and investment opportunities.

John T. Wall, Co-Chairman WTC Capital Partners; Former President, NASDAQ International and founder

Geographic diversity has become a critical asset as economies and currencies fluctuate. In my three decades at NASDAQ, it was evident that in order for a company to provide its stakeholders with maximum value, it must participate in global markets.

World Trade Center Dulles Airport Capital Partners, an organization that assists select companies and investors seeking to access global markets, today announced its business launch at the World Trade Centers Association General Assembly in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

WTC Capital Partners was formed by John T. Wall, former President, NASDAQ International and founder; Michael J. Runde, an executive with over 20 years of successful experience in the World Trade Centers organization and founder & President of World Trade Center Dulles Airport; and Harry M. Glazer, an expert in venture capital and private equity who co-founded MindShare and is Special Counsel to Kelley Drye. The new firm is augmented by best-of-breed executives with relevant domain expertise from around the world.    

In making the announcement, WTC Capital Partners co-chairman John T. Wall stated that "Geographic diversity has become a critical asset as economies and currencies fluctuate. In my three decades at NASDAQ, it was evident that in order for a company to provide its stakeholders with maximum value, it must participate in global markets." "We are pleased to offer unique value in coupling our experience in global expansion and capital markets with the established relationships among World Trade Centers and science and technology parks in over 100 countries."

Michael J. Runde, CEO of WTC Capital Partners related that 'the WTC Dulles Airport is the first World Trade Center to be admitted to the International Association of Science Parks. "WTC Capital Partners was created to accelerate the move from innovation to commercialization for companies internationally. We can actually lower risk and improve results for our portfolio companies through experience and trusted relationships."

'Having spent my entire career mentoring emerging growth companies throughout their lifecycle, I am excited to team with such respected partners in guiding emerging growth companies to a global presence,' said Harry M. Glazer, co-chairman of WTC Capital Partners.

The new organization operates from just outside Washington, DC, in one of the most sustainable economies in the United States, due to its technology base and global focus.

About World Trade Center Dulles Airport Capital Partners:
WTC Capital Partners is a respected organization, based just outside of Washington, DC, that partners with a few select companies and investors seeking expansion opportunities globally. Focused primarily on emerging growth firms, the company offers a partnership approach in identifying, assessing and executing on global capital market opportunities. This is accomplished by coupling deep experience with trusted relationships and access to World Trade Centers and science parks in over 100 countries.

WTC Capital Partners was created to respond to a recognized need identified by both the World Trade Centers Association and International Association of Science Parks. This need led to a first-of-its-kind cooperative agreement between these two global organizations.

The unique benefit of WTC Capital Partners is a capability for companies to speed products and services to market and lower risk in doing so, as well as the opportunity to be identified by investors for funding and acquisition. Further information about the company can be found by visiting http://www.wtcdullescp.com.

Media contact:
Washington, DC
John T. Wall, Co-Chairman
WTC Dulles Airport Capital Partners
wall @ wtcdullescp.com

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